This is a celebration of close friends, a celebration of this life, and all the good that exists within that.
I want to congratulate some good friends who recently got engaged.
And when pals get engaged, you want to celebrate immediately, savor every moment, and enjoy it with some good libations. And some good vibrations. We had plenty of those, and then we had plenty of those.
I’m so grateful I was included in the engagement celebration. It was impromptu and organic as all the best experiences are. For that, I’m so appreciative to be a part of something so beautiful.
This calls for a bit more elegant and pricier bottle of wine don’t you think? It calls for the more sparking kind as well. And the weather is now cooperative enough that going with a sparkling, white, or lighter red is going to work. That does pain me to say but it’s mid September and at least much more wines are agreeable to the climate.
I went with the necessary and always effective sparkling white. If anything, it’s going to look good when you pour, in a glass, and of course in pictures. And sometimes the label will draw you in too.
The Herbauges Luminescence Brut (for more on the wine and distributor click here) is exactly the kind of sparkling wine that fit this party perfectly.
But what’s most important is the setting itself. This is a fun group of people, and that is going to make any wine, any piece of food, and any moment you’re in that much better.
I spent $22 on this bottle. And it never had a chance. Actually nothing anybody brought had a chance. I was lucky to get a glass and a half myself. And I drank from a charming wine glass that fits where my friends with and fit entertaining mood in general.
Was it worth spending $20+ on? That can be debated. For me, it tasted (for the small sample that I had) in between $10-$20, and that’s not based on any expert analysis. It’s more of a feeling and instinct than anything else.
The tasting notes can be found here. And the most endearing thing I read is “great looking bubbles’. Those are the kinds of details and notes I can appreciate. And anyone not into all the nuances of wine (and I’m one of them) can appreciate the inviting information. Yes you might get hints of flowers, fruits, and as the synopsis reads ‘pastry’, the bubbles is what stands out. And I was a fan of that before reading anything.
Now about those pastries. I love me some pastry, but to find hits of this takes a certain talent, or it’s once again a scent that hits a nerve or either resonates with you, or it’s one of those scents that had been a part of your day or significant memory that is lingering throughout the day. I think I may have just made two of the same descriptions using different variations of words. Whoops!
What is resonating is how fun this day was. There was a great group of folks hanging out at a lovely house, with a beautiful set up of beverages and snacks, and since the weather was so glorious the party went outside for some outdoor activities. We still have plenty of time in the season and in this life for organic, genuine, and positive experiences.
This is definitely one of the more positive ones someone can be a part of.
As for the wine, I’ll always associate with this party. Just like you have a certain food, drink, or memento that you associate with a certain place and time, the wine, among a few other things will always correlate with the fun day that everyone had.
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Have you tried Chandon? They make good sparklers in the $20 range like Brut and Blanc de Noirs. Always well-received at a party. This is not a paid advertisement 🙂